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Reed Named Interim Dean at Penn College

Michael J. Reed

Pennsylvania College of Technology has named Michael J. Reed interim dean of sciences, humanities and visual communications.

Reed, who has more than 20 years of leadership, teaching and counseling experience, previously served as assistant dean in the School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications, working collaboratively with the mathematics, natural sciences and communications faculty.

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Real Estate Courses to Prepare Participants for Licensing Exam

Two real estate courses, comprising 60 hours of instruction over 10 weeks, will be offered this fall by Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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Shaner Elected to Advisory Board for Red Cross Blood Region

Carl L. Shaner

Carl L. Shaner, director of College Health Services at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been elected to a three-year term on the Northeastern Pennsylvania Red Cross Blood Region Advisory Board.

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Medical Assistant Courses Forming at Penn College

Two information sessions regarding Pennsylvania College of Technology’s medical assistant training will be held during August on the college’s main campus in Williamsport.

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Medical Assistant Sessions Set for Penn College at Wellsboro

Medical assistant classes are forming at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Wellsboro campus, with a pair of information sessions scheduled in August to help interested Northern Tier residents understand enrollment requirements and program expectations.

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Enrollment Open for Practical Nursing Program at Wellsboro

Pennsylvania College of Technology at Wellsboro is accepting applications for the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program that begins in January.

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Assistant Dean Appointed at Penn College

Bradley M. Webb

Bradley M. Webb has been named an assistant dean at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Formerly the director of student affairs administration, Webb recently assumed duties as an assistant dean for the School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies.

“Brad is an outstanding addition to the school’s leadership team with his work ethic, creativity, energy and proven organizational skills,” said Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs/provost. “He has always demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the college and our students.”

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College-Prep Blogger Eyes Career Path for Today’s ‘Graduate’

Wendy David-Gaines

A blogger who toured Penn College last week has written her first article from that visit, taking a cue from the signature “Plastics” line in the 1967 film, “The Graduate.” “Technology schools offer liberal arts courses along with majors in industrial, computing & engineering technologies, construction & design technologies, and transportation & natural resources technologies,” wrote Wendy David-Gaines, in a piece titled “What’s the Right College for Me, Mrs. Robinson?” “While careers in plastics, polymers and welding may be some students’ objectives, other majors can educate future nurses, dental hygienists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, paralegals and web developers. Budding entrepreneurs in the hospitality and culinary arts fields, sustainability design and early childhood education also get their own hands-on experience while taking business classes.”

Marketing Internship on Target for Penn College Student-Athlete

Penn College’s Justus K. Leimbach, a student in business administration: marketing concentration and an All-American member of the college’s archery team, poses with the Lancaster Barnstormers’ Pete Andrelczyk, who twice caught Leimbach’s first “pitch,” a soft-tipped arrow shot from the pitcher’s mound. Leimbach, of Westminster, Maryland, threw out the pitch as part of a community relations project for Lancaster Archery supply, where he is a marketing intern this summer.

When Pennsylvania College of Technology student-athlete Justus K. Leimbach stood atop the pitcher’s mound at Clipper Magazine Stadium – home of the Lancaster Barnstormers professional baseball team – to “throw” the honorary first pitch on June 19, he did not take the usual stance.

An All-American archer and business administration: marketing student at Penn College, Leimbach instead drew his S.A.F.E.-brand bow and fired a soft-foam-tip arrow toward home plate – where his spot-on aim was caught by the skilled glove of the Barnstormers’ Pete Andrelczyk.

The pitch was part of a community relations project for Lancaster Archery Supply, where Leimbach is completing an internship in the marketing department. The Westminster, Maryland, native plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Penn College in August.

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Penn College Welcomes New Employees

PCToday continues its regular feature – welcoming new full-time and regular part-time Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, as reported by the Human Resources Office.

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Penn College Summer Commencement to Be Held Aug. 8

Penn College’s Summer Commencement will take place Saturday, Aug. 8, in the Community Arts Center, Williamsport.

A commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, for the nearly 270 students who have petitioned to graduate following the summer sessions at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. in the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

The student speaker will be Kyle Gregory Stavinski, of Elysburg, who will be awarded an associate degree in emergency medical services.

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Five Penn College Students Earn Gold Medals at SkillsUSA Nationals

Penn College's SkillsUSA contingent recently returned from national competition with five first-place medals. Front row, from left: Kyle T. Potts, of Colver; Randall J. Haynes, Julian; Ian M. Dorman, Mill Hall; and Bradley L. Hayden, Milton, Vermont. Second row, from left: Matthew R. Harman Jr., Sellersville; Jerome T. Czachor, Dickson City; Kenneth J. "Jeremy" Williams, Westminster, Maryland; and adviser James N. Colton II. Instructor Michael Damiani is in the back row.

Five students from Pennsylvania College of Technology earned first-place medals during the 51st annual National SkillsUSA Conference, held recently in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bringing home the gold – and bringing to 40 the number of top Penn College winners in national competition over the years – were Matthew R. Harman Jr., of Sellersville; Randall J. Haynes, of Julian; and Ian M. Dorman, of Mill Hall, who competed as a team in the Automated Manufacturing Technology category; Kyle T. Potts, of Colver, Technical Drafting; and Bradley L. Hayden, of Milton, Vermont, Welding.

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Penn College Economics Professor Active at Conference

Abdul B. Pathan

An economics professor at Pennsylvania College of Technology presented a paper and offered other expertise at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Economics Association, held recently at Penn State Berks in Reading.

Abdul B. Pathan presented a paper titled “Ready-Made Garments Trade of Bangladesh and USA” at the gathering. The paper focuses on the growth, problems and prospects of ready-made garment production and issues of trade between Bangladesh and the Western world, with special reference to the United States.

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Faculty Member Presents at Engineering Education Conference

Thomas E. Ask

Thomas E. Ask, professor of industrial and human factors design at Pennsylvania College of Technology, participated in the American Society of Engineering Education’s conference, held recently at Villanova University.

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CPWDC Supports Penn College’s SMART Girls Camp

At Penn College’s SMART Girls summer camp, Amanda Kelly – of Holy Spirit High School, Absecon, New Jersey – shows the 3-D-printed project she and her teammates developed. The girls pitched their fictitious business (Sirens of Sound) and product, a non-electrical amplifier for smartphones, to camp mentors as part of a “Shark Tank”-like showcase.

The Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corp. recently provided financial support to a Pennsylvania College of Technology initiative that helps connect teen girls with potential careers.

Penn College’s SMART (Science and Math Applications in Real World Technologies) Girls program is a four-day summer camp that provides an opportunity for girls in grades 9-11 to experience math and science as a foundation for careers in technology.

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